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Author Archive for Lori Gard

About the Author:

Lori Gard is a teacher, mother to four children, wife to her husband Brian, community volunteer and expert in multi-tasking--all of which can be combined simultaneously in any random order in her current passion, blogging. She has found each facet of her life to provide endless writing material for her personal blog, Pursuit of A Joyful Life Lori was born and raised in the Maritimes, and has lived “up West” in P.E.I., Canada since graduating with a degree in Education from the Island’s only university in 1999. Although she will never be a born and bred Islander, she still tries to embrace life the Island way which really means loving all things Anne of Green Gables.
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Making the Most of Now

Making the Most of Now

“The pictures fade, the plaster cracks, the baby clothes I have carefully washed and folded away are all now yellowed, in spite of my best efforts. Even the memories fade a bit with the passage of time. But what remains are the all-important relationships we have forged.”
My Precious (Screaming) Toddler

My Precious (Screaming) Toddler

“What is precious? That which is rare and lovely and sought after. I do not see these frequent blow-ups as anything close to rare. Nor is a meltdown even half-ways lovely...But precious can also mean fleeting. And this is true. These moments of childhood, these rites of passage, are momentary. They are fleeting, and in...
Words Come Between

Words Come Between

My friend’s tense response to passive-aggressive criticism led me to rethink the way I verbalize my opinions and form judgments about other mothers.
Building the Junior High Bridge

Building the Junior High Bridge

Do you find yourself embarking on a new phase of mothering, such as your oldest child entering junior high school? Author Lori Gard reflects on the ways she has tried to build strong relationships with her children, so their relationships can serve as a bridge during times of transition for the family.
I Choose Joy

I Choose Joy

Can joy really be found in life? See what this mother and teacher finds as she grapples with her pursuit of joy.
Spiritual Sundays: Grace or a Spotless Kitchen

Spiritual Sundays: Grace or a Spotless Kitchen

How many times have you looked into pleading eyes, wanting to say no, but ultimately saying yes? How many times have you been glad that you did?
Book Summary: In Praise of Plan B

Book Summary: In Praise of Plan B

This book gives the reader freedom to accept that life does not have to be perfect in order to be rich and rewarding. Joy can be found in spite of circumstance, and contentment and peace are far greater reward than short-lived success.
Rushing

Rushing

If we are feeling rushed and frantic, situations will look like crises. If we are relaxed and level-headed, situations will appear manageable. Read how Lori Gale found new perspective in a situation where she least expected it.
Mother At Heart

Mother At Heart

Motherhood truly knows no bounds. Enjoy this touching story of a special relationship between an adoptive mother and a vivacious young teenager.